Sanctions Should Be
Imposed on the U.S.
By Andre Vltchek
February 16, 2015 "ICH"
- Another year, another set of coups
that we can expect to be administered by the
This year, it
is all beginning in February. First the
onslaught against Argentina and following
that comes yet another coup against
Venezuela, and its democratically elected,
The coup has been
thwarted. Venezuela prevailed!
announced Thursday that the government
had thwarted a coup attempt which was
being coordinated by Venezuela’s
right-wing opposition with the support
of the U.S. government.
Just the day before
the revelations, opposition leaders
Leopoldo Lopez, Maria Corina Machado and
Antonio Ledezma released a “transition
plan” which involved privatization of
the country’s oil, deregulation of the
economy and accords with “international
financial institutions” including the
International Monetary Fund.
The army stood firmly by
the government of President Maduro. Most of
Latin America, including UNASUR, expressed
both their solidarity and support.
But all over the world,
life goes on, as if nothing significant
really took place!
How much longer can such
banditry by the Empire be tolerated?
I don’t feel like writing
my usual long philosophical essays, today.
I am simply pissed off;
outraged. This time I really am! Not by what
those sadistic imperialist control-junkies
in Washington have managed to do again. I
have no positive expectations when it comes
to them, as they are clearly a bunch of mass
murderers of the greatest caliber, not
unlike their European colonialist and
What shocks me, suddenly,
is this silence, this calm, all over the
world! As if nothing really taken place. As
if nothing is going on!
Are we going to eat the
lowest grade of shit from the Empire
forever? Is the monstrous fascist and
market-fundamentalist system going to get
away with absolutely everything? It has
already murdered some 60 million people
since the end of the WWII, as I explained in
my recent book with Noam Chomsky.
The Empire overthrew every
decent government in Africa, in the Middle
East, Asia and until recently, in Latin
America. It liquidated peaceful and secular
Muslim governments and replaced them with
thugs or extremists.
Many of us know about it.
It is no secret! But then, when the same
banditry takes place again and again,
everybody stays seated on his or her bum,
silent like a buffalo!
Where at least are there
any substantial protests in Western capitals
and major cities? Where is that
multi-million crowd yelling “Je suis
Did those morons in Europe
and the United States enter a complete,
final, terminal state of amnesia and
indoctrination? Don’t they see and care what
their governments and corporations are doing
all over the world?
It seems that all that can
still lift them up from the couch is either
that bloody football or regime-sponsored
events like “Je suis Charlie”.
So this is their famous
“democracy” – the one that the West wants to
‘export’ and sticks down the throat of the
Chinese people, of Russians, of Latin
Americans: the establishment can butcher
millions of people in the Democratic
Republic of Congo, in Somalia, in Libya,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Papua,
Kashmir, Syria and Ukraine, it can attempt
to overthrow any democratically elected
government in Latin America, but the
citizens of the Empire are so ‘pacified’, so
fucked, really, that they don’t even
recognize what is happening in front of
their eyes, or what is done in their name.
And if they recognize it, they don’t care.
It must remind one of
those Germans who were living next to
concentration camps, during the war, looking
at the smoke coming up from the chimneys,
and then claiming that ‘they did not know’.
Have they – Europeans and
North Americans – lost their marbles? Their
Christian fundamentalist/corporatist states
are imposing sanctions on Russia – for
nothing. Actually, Russia is being punished
for the successful Western act of
overthrowing the Ukrainian government! It is
all totally bizarre, grotesque, comical. It
makes a person with at least a few intact
pieces of brain want to puke.
They first create ISIS in
those NATO sponsored ‘refugee camps’ in
Southern Turkey and Jordan, in order to
overthrow the legitimate government in
Damascus. Then when ISIS goes gaga, they use
it as justification to redeploy troops in
Iraq, and to bomb Syria! And European and
North Americans still immobilized on their
asses and still getting stoned and pissed,
instead of at least building a few good,
And now Venezuela!
I believe that Latin
America should, immediately, impose
sanctions on the United States.
This is not a joke; it can
and should be done. This is the only way to
deal with the Empire! Merely exposing its
acts only, does not obviously help. It just
laughs back and continues murdering people
and destroying countries that do not want to
lick its boots and to sacrifice its people.
It does it all in broad daylight.
Venezuela should approach
the UN Security Council, and then the ICC
(although states like the US or Israel do
not recognize it, as they are ‘above the
Enough of fear; enough of
this horror! The world cannot count on the
Europeans and North Americans. They cannot
and are unwilling to control their
governments and corporate bandits. Their
countries are forming, in fact, a bunch of
failed states, processing materials that are
What happened in Venezuela
on Feb 12th should never be accepted as the
norm. Not anymore.
The world is not a
chessboard, Mr. Obama. But what you are
playing is not even chess. It is dirty; an
extremely dirty game, which should be
stopped by all means.